Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...When it comes to the NFL draft, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr may win the war but on Friday, San Jose State's David Fales won the battle, as his Spartans shocked the previously undefeated Bulldogs, ruining their chances at a BCS bowl berth. Fales matched the more highly regarded Carr pass for pass in this contest, throwing for a career-high 549 yards and six touchdowns to lead his Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 ranked Bulldogs.
The two quarterbacks combined for 12 touchdowns in the first half - the same number as incompletions thrown over the first 30 minutes of action before each team turned more to their running game in the second half. Possessing greater height, arm strength and overall athleticism, Carr entered the game as the more hyped prospect but it was Fales who performed more impressively down the stretch, completing 37 of 45 passes on the day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - WEEK 14 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVID FALES, SAN JOSE STATE, Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, CA/Palma...Quarterback David Fales accounted for 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) and seven touchdowns as the Spartans defeated 16th-ranked Fresno State, 62-52. Fales completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished the game 35-of-47 with six touchdowns. He added a rushing touchdown in the victory, which made San Jose State (6-6) bowl eligible. Fales is the second San Jose State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining defensive back Bene Benwikere (Nov. 25, 2012). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
11/29/13 - Derek Carr finally ran into a quarterback who could match his prolific production. That's all it took to end Fresno State's bid for a BCS bowl. David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with Carr and San Jose State spoiled the 16th-ranked Bulldogs perfect season with a 62-52 victory Friday. "It's hard," Carr said. "Guys are torn up, as well they should be. If you like losing there's something wrong with you."
Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans (6-6, 4-4 Mountain West) bowl eligible with their first win over a ranked opponent since 2000. Carr threw for 519 yards and six touchdowns, but also had a fourth-quarter interception for the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1). Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 264 yards and three scores. The loss ended Fresno State's chances to beat out Northern Illinois for a spot in a prestigious BCS game. The Huskies are the only undefeated team from a non-automatic qualifying conference. "We wanted it bad," Carr said. "If you don't want do your very best, to play in a BCS bowl game then you shouldn't be playing college football. That's what you want to do but it's so hard to do."
The Bulldogs will still play in the Mountain West title game next week against either Utah State or Boise State but had their chances at a big bowl payoff done in by a porous defense. "When your offense scores 40, 50 points you should never lose a game," safety Derron Smith said. "I feel like the defense didn't do a good enough job and let the team down. - AP Sports
11/29/13 - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr threw six first-half touchdown passes, but the Bulldogs' bid for a BCS game berth was undone by San Jose State quarterback David Fales and the Spartans in a wild offensive showcase. Fales also threw six touchdown passes in the first half, leading the Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. The loss dropped Fresno State's record to 10-1, knocking the Bulldogs out of contention for a spot in a BCS game and opening the door for Northern Illinois to claim a BCS game berth.
San Jose State (6-6) ended a three-game losing streak and became bowl eligible for the second straight year. Fales finished 36-of-44 for 543 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr was 38-of-50 for 519 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams had 13 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Three San Jose State wide receivers exceeded 100 yards in receiving -- Chandler Jones (eight catches, 146 yards, three touchdowns), Kyle Nunn (10 catches, 160 yards, two touchdowns) and Tyler Winston (10 catches, 164 yards, one score). San Jose amassed 736 yards of offense, and the teams combined for 1,382 yards, the most in an FBS game this season. The two teams compiled 1,006 yards in the first half, which ended with San Jose State leading 42-41. - The Sports Xchange
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...For the second time in a three-week span, San Jose State University quarterback David Fales is the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game.
The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. His 1-yard quarterback dive over the left side of the offensive line was the first time he scored a touchdown in a San Jose State uniform.
He set a conference record for most consecutive 300-plus passing yardage games and tied another Mountain West mark for back-to-back contests throwing for at least 400 passing yards. For October, Fales was as good as any quarterback in the country throwing for 1,231 yards and 11 touchdowns during the Spartans' three-game winning streak. The Spartan signal caller was named the Offensive Player of the Week following the Colorado State win on October 12. - San Jose State football
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game. The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: David Fales has had his share of great games at San Jose State. Saturday, the Spartans' senior may have had his best. Fales was 27-37 passing for 482 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner with seven seconds left, to lift SJSU past Wyoming, 51-44. He also ran for a touchdown as San Jose State overcame a 16-point deficit in the second half. Fales now has 50 career touchdowns passes and is nine shy of tying the school record. For his performance, Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com
10/27/13 - David Fales passed for 482 yards and five touchdowns and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season with eight seconds left to lead San Jose State over Wyoming 51-44 in a Mountain West Conference affair Saturday night. The Spartans (4-3, 3-1) overcame a 16-point third quarter deficit, using three consecutive touchdowns to take the lead at the end of the frame.
Wyoming (4-4, 2-2) then went 69 yards in 10 plays, culminating with Shaun Wick's 15-yard TD carry with 11:47 remaining. The teams traded another touchdown apiece before the Spartans showed one last trick. On fourth and inches from the Wyoming 46, the Spartans ran a play-action and Fales found tight end Billy Freeman alone along the left sideline. Freeman pulled in the pass and rumbled 33 yards to the Cowboys' 13. Five plays later, Fales pushed his way into the end zone for the deciding score. - AP Sports
10/14/13 - WEEK 7 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...Quarterback David Fales completed 28-of-35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns leading San Jose State University to a 34-27 comeback win over Colorado State University in a Mountain West Conference game.
Fales' three touchdown passes came on plays of 83, 77 and 62 yards to running back Jarrod Lawson and wide receivers Chandler Jones and Tyler Winston, respectively as the Spartans (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) came from behind for the second week in a row. San Jose State finished with a season-high 608 yards of total offense. - San Jose State football
10/12/13 - David Fales connected with Tyler Winston on a 62-yard touchdown catch and run with 5:36 to play to lift San Jose State to a 34-27 win over Colorado State on Saturday. In a game which featured five ties and seven lead changes, Fales completed 28 of 35 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Fales threw touchdown passes of 83- and 77-yards to Jarrod Lawson and Chandler Jones, respectively, in the second quarter and San Jose State (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West) piled up 608 yards of total offense.
Lawson finished with 104 yards receiving and a game-high 98 yards rushing, including an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Tyler Winston added eight receptions for 151 yards and a score for the Spartans. Garrett Grayson had 310 yards passing and three touchdowns for Colorado State (2-4, 0-1 Mountain West), but threw two second half interceptions which led to 10 SJSU points. - AP Sports